On March 23, 1956, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
became the world's first Islamic republic. Unfortunately, democracy
in Pakistan collapsed quickly after General Ayub Khan lead a
successful coup d'etat. Since that time, Pakistan has vacillated
between military and civilian government.
Pakistan was governed by the 1956 Constitution of Pakistan, until it was superseded by the 1973 Constitution, which still serves as the country's basic law today.
On March 23, 1918, 101 leaders of the Industrial
Workers of the World union ("The Wobblies") were put on trial in
Chicago for conspiracy to obstruct America's participation in World
Learn more about the Wobblies from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.